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A320 Fuel Jettison  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Is there a retrofit Fuel jettison system an option on the A320 series.
Anyone Aware?

regds
MEL.


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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4653 times:

Never heard of one. Don't think it exists.

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9104 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4617 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Is there a retrofit Fuel jettison system an option on the A320 series.

Only on the tanker version (paper airplane)



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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4550 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Is there a retrofit Fuel jettison system an option on the A320 series.

I've never heard of one. Why would you want one?

Tom.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4540 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 3):
I've never heard of one. Why would you want one?

Exactly the thought.
This was debated on another forum so I thought I'd ask someone with A320 experience.i've heard of LH side Wing refuelling point though as option.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4539 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
i've heard of LH side Wing refuelling point though as option.

In Europe everyone has it fitted. I saw my first aircraft without it last month, a QR A319. Confused the fuel dispenser driver.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4501 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
In Europe everyone has it fitted. I saw my first aircraft without it last month, a QR A319. Confused the fuel dispenser driver.

Any reason for why Europe opted for this.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Even the B6 a/c that had the extra fuel tanks didn't have this capability. When the incident happened in LAX with the landing gear a member of Airbus asked me (we were watching it on the computer here at the hangar) why the aircraft was flying circles over the ocean when it could land at MTOW w/o problems. That being the case, I don't think there would be a need for it.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
In Europe everyone has it fitted.

Any word on any U.S. carriers getting deliveries with this?



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User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4470 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Any reason for why Europe opted for this.
regds
MEL

Well I think it is an excellent idea. The fuel dispenser is on the left of the aircraft all by itself, and the baggage carts are on the right. Try putting them both on the same side on an A319, and you find it is hard to do a 35min turnround.
Some of our gates do not have a fuel hydrant on the left, so the fuel co uses a tanker. It is better than a dispenser on the right.

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 7):
Even the B6 a/c that had the extra fuel tanks didn't have this capability.

Sorry but Mel started talking about refuelling, not fuel jettison!


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 79
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4445 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 8):
The fuel dispenser is on the left of the aircraft all by itself

Except for passenger loading...seems like you'd want to keep the fueling operation away from the jetway/airstairs for evacuation reasons.

Tom.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4389 times:



Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 7):
That being the case, I don't think there would be a need for it.

As regards to that Jetblue NLG incident,The primary purpose of burning fuel was to reduce weight as much as possible to lower the stopping momentum.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 8):
It is better than a dispenser on the right.

I would think for emergency evacuation on ground,the clear LH side would be favourable.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4068 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 5):
In Europe everyone has it fitted

My airline saved the money and did not order this option. As well as a big (orange) Airbus operator from the UK. And they do short turnarounds with their 319´s...



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